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Waving Goodbye: Reading Practice 3 (recount)

By | September 24, 2015

We stood huddled together on the quayside as the occasional drops of rain started to fall from the gun metal clouds above us. I held my mother’s hand tightly and watched as the turning tide slowly moved the whaling boat away from the quay and out into the harbour. All about me I could hear women sobbing quietly… Read More »

Day at the Beach: Reading Practice 2 (recount)

By | April 11, 2015

Early one morning in summer, in the city of Cape Town, I woke up to the sound of birds’ chirps. I got up to open my curtains to let the early morning sun in to warm my face. It was the perfect day for the beach! Quickly I changed from my pajamas into my costume and pulled on… Read More »

Recount

By | March 29, 2015

What is a recount? A recount is a piece of writing in which the writer RETELLS a past event or experience. The focus of this writing is on specific events or people, NOT general topics. A recount is narrative in nature. The writer retells the most important events – not irrelevant details – in a chronological order.  In… Read More »